I need to find a new daily driver but can't decide what to buy. Help me out.
As I have been driving convertibles for 20 years, an open top is essential, I do not want to be couped up in a salesmans coffin. Min spec is 4 seats, euro NCAP safety rating of at least 4, leather seats (ideally heated as it get's cold here), German/Swedish build quality and reliability. Must return at least 30 MPG, but can be diesel or petrol. Max 3 yrs old, £15K GBP.
I've narrowed my search down to the following.
Audi A4 1.8T or 2.5 TDi - love them and owned 3 already, but bored with them and too common now. According to Top Gear, Audi drivers are Cocks.
Merc CLK 200K - A bit footballers wives and looks a bit puny with 17 inch wheels.
BMW 3 series - Outdated now and every wannabee gangsta owns one
Saab 9-3 - Ugly from the rear, but well spec'd, good choice of engines and cheaper than Germans. Good mid range power
Volvo C70 - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I've ruled out Jag XK8's and 911's as they are too thirsty for a daily driver and a bit out of my price currently